Monday, October 22, 2012

LESTER L. MCCRACKEN: Submariner Radioman

JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Lester L. McCracken, age 75, passed away at his home Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Mr McCracken was born December 19, 1936 at Parsons, Kansas. His parents were Ray and Ruth (Birgal) McCracken. He had lived in Joplin the past 8 years, moving from Hawaii.

Lester retired from the U S Navy after serving our country for 27 years as a submariner radioman. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Galena, KS. He was also a member of the Sub Vets Association. He was a volunteer at the VA Hospital, Mt Vernon, MO. Lester enjoyed reading.

Surviving are two sons, Michael McCracken, Joplin, MO and Lee McCracken, San Francisco, CA; three daughters, Brandi Smith, Louisville, KY, Angela Ayers, state of South Carolina, and Tammy McCracken, the country of India; one sister Carolyn (husband Frank) Tomlin, Joplin, MO; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beth McCracken, and Kay Newsome.
Lester was taken for cremation under the care of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS. The family will hold services at a later date.

Patrick Householder
USSVI Past National Commander 2008-2010

Decklog Boats and Crews Manager

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